The City of Williams Lake will be hosting an emergency response training exercise this evening (October 25) at the Williams Lake Regional Airport.
It will involve multiple agencies including the Williams Lake Fire Department, Williams Lake RCMP, Central Cariboo Search and Rescue, and BC Ambulance Service.
The purpose of the exercise is to test the emergency response plan for the Williams Lake Regional Airport and will take place from 7 to 9 this evening.
The City says while the exercise is going on there will be no interruption to any scheduled flights, however, visitors and airport patrons should be aware there will be a significant presence of emergency response vehicles and activity during that time.
The Williams Lake Airport serves two commercial carriers: Central Mountain Air and Pacific Coastal Airlines, the BC Wildfire Service operates an Air Tanker base out of the Cariboo Fire Centre that serves BC’s Interior and provides support for Air Ambulance.